Medical cannabis, adult-use cannabis and hemp in Virginia
Virginia has had a limited medical cannabis program since 2017. In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that will legalize the cultivation, possession, transportation and transfer of small amounts of cannabis by adults on July 1, 2021. The regulated market is not expected to roll out until January 1, 2024. Virginia also has a robust commercial hemp program that is regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).